Welcome to DRCET and De’ils On Wheels! We deliver a range of environmental projects and services across the west of Glasgow and beyond.

We protect and enhance the local environment and increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities that we work with.

Scroll down to read more about what we do, download our information leaflet or get clicking on the left to get involved, get active and make a difference!

GoWildCompSustrans Scotland are calling on people to send them photos of the National Cycle Network in Scotland to be in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes!

They’re inviting people who enjoy the National Cycle Network of all ages, backgrounds and photography experience levels to submit their best images of the National Cycle Network in Scotland. They’re looking for photos that reflect the National Cycle Network as an amazing place to spot wildlife and experience nature when travelling by foot or bike.

They’ll be offering some fantastic prizes for winning entries, and shortlisted entries will be featured on the Union Canal for visitors to see during the month of August, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

There are three categories for participants to enter, with a prize awarded for the winner of each category

  • Category 1 – Wildlife on the Network, Scottish Wildlife Trust – What wildlife have you spotted when walking or cycling on the National Cycle Network? This could include a bumblebee buzzing about some flowers, a fox crossing your path or any other wildlife you come across.
  • Category 2 – Canal Magic, Scottish Canals – Have you spotted any #CanalMagic when walking or cycling on the canal towpaths? This category is looking for fantastic images of the wildlife that call the canals their home, from swans and kingfishers to water voles and roe deer.
  • Category 3 – Natural Network, Sustrans Scotland – This category recognises the National Cycle Network as a place to see stunning scenery. We’d love to see any shots of mountains, forest, bodies of water or hills on your National Cycle Network route.

Closing date for entries is Monday 18 June 2018.

Source: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/scotphotocomp18

The Environmental Task Force (ETF) provided a Ward activity update at the recent Ward 13 Garscadden/Scotstounhill Area Partnership meeting. The Ward covers Yoker, Knightswood and Scotstoun neighbourhoods.

This report provides details of ETF within Ward 13 and it gives a snapshot of information on the communications channels used to report issues to the ETF.

The establishment of the Environmental Task Force (ETF) marked a new approach to service delivery along thematic lines rather than more traditional departmental lines. This new approach encourages integrated working across a range of Council Family services to a common theme. It creates a framework for various services from across the Council Family and partner organisations to share common objectives, a shared understanding of success, and improved targeting and coordination of services.

You can download the report from the Council website or here 20180424_Ward13_AP_ETF_Report_Apr17-Jan18

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The 3rd annual Knightswood Fun Day will take place from midday to 4pm on Saturday 23 June in Knightswood Park, Archerhil Road with the Opening Ceremony at midday.

This is the third community run Fun Day and looks to be the biggest and best one yet! There will have more groups, organisations, performers, activities and events than ever before and this year Archerhill Road will be closed off as part of Glasgow Street Play Weekend.

De’ils On Wheels will be along with our cycle skills course and there will also be some additional activities as part of the preparations for the European Championships and the new Glasgow BMX Centre which will be one of the venues.

Check out their Facebook page and the Facebook event page.

The Fun Day committee are also holding a Quiz Night to raise funds at 730pm on Saturday 16 June at Scotstounhill Bowling Club, 633 Anniesland Rd, Glasgow G14 9YP. You can register a team of up to 4, the cost is £10 per team – and phones are banned!

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Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. This years event will take place from Saturday 9 through to Sunday 17 June 2018.

Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends. For more information check out the Bike Week website.

 

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and this year it’s taking place from the Friday 1 to Thursday 7 June 2018. It’s an opportunity for everyone to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers that make the world a better place.

Here at DRCET we involve volunteers in all the work that we do including De’ils On Wheels workshop mechanics and assistants, community clean up assistants, Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers (NIVs) and community cycling champions.

We’re also looking for local people to join our Board – so if you are interested in improving the local area and would like to help develop DRCET then we’d like to hear from you.

You can contact us on getinvolved@dumbartonroad.com for more information.

You can follow what is happening on Twitter using the hashtag #volunteersweek. and on the Facebook page.

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The Glasgow Street Play Weekend is back and going to be bigger than ever, this year taking place on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June.

Street Play is a nationwide initiative run by Play Scotland and supported by the city council and Glasgow Life. It aims to bring communities closer together by providing local groups and residents to take back their street and enjoy a traffic free environment.

Ever wanted to close your street for play? The Council are offering free road closures to residents, local groups and community based organisations for one weekend in June – the dates the free road closure apply to are 22, 23 or 24 June 2018. The deadline for submitting applications is before 5pm on Friday 1 June.

More info on the Council website and the Play Scotland event page.

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scotrailThe Scotrail summer timetable is now in operation. Why not leave the car at home and take in the beautiful Scottish scenery from the train?

Step off the train and onto a bike – the perfect way to explore the city and countryside. You’ll find designated cycle spaces on many trains. For some journeys, you’ll need to reserve a space for your bike. Where you can’t book a spot, spaces are given on a first come first served basis.

Bike & Go is a flexible bike hire scheme available at 12 stations in Scotland. How does it work? You’ll need to register, and pay a £10 annual membership fee. Then it’s just a low daily hire rate of £3.80 a day. Pick up the bike at the station, and drop it back when you’re done.

The Kids Go Free ticket lets you travel on most services off-peak anywhere in Scotland with one or two children aged 5-15, for the same price as an adult ticket. In addition there’s a wide range of railcards and discounts available  including

  • Two Together railcard
  • Disabled Persons railcard
  • 16-25 railcard
  • Senior railcard
  • Highland railcard
  • Young Scot National Entitlement card.

All you need to do now is buy the ticket and go off and enjoy yourself!!

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Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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